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Digital Citizenship

Common Sense District
Common Sense Education, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized White Settlement ISD as a Common Sense District.
White Settlement ISD has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn while staying safe in the online realm, such as with cyberbullying, internet safety, and communication. The recognition acknowledges our schools commitment creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.
Digital Citizenship Lessons 
Family Media Agreements
The elementary and intermediate students in grades 3-6 will be using Digital Passport to guide them through online lesson modules about Digital Citizenship.

Expect to see Digital Citizenship letters and a Family Media Agreement to come home with your child in October, Digital Citizenship Month. The letter explains more about the Common Sense Education curriculum and the agreement is a conversation starter for your family about being a great Digital Citizen.
Students in grades 7-8 use Digital Compass for online lessons about Digital Citizenship.
Students in grades 9-12 used Common Sense Media lessons through their BEAR time during Digital Citizenship Week and Month.
All students will receive Digital Citizenship lessons in the classrooms throughout the school year.
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Parent resources on addressing Digital Citizenship:
Parent resources on Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship Week 2019

Digital Citizenship Week is Oct. 14 through 18.  White Settlement ISD is a Common Sense Education recognized district resulting from educators teaching students these necessary skills using Common Sense Resources. Consider the Tips that we've shared below.

Tip #1: Parents' Guides to the Latest Trends

Struggling to keep up with the media and tech your kids are using? Common Sense's Parents' Ultimate Guides can help keep you up-to-date and answer your questions about all the latest titles and trends. Whether you're trying to figure out if a new app is safe for your teen or if a popular game includes blood and gore, we've got you covered. 

Take time today to check out Common Sense Media.


Ask students: Part of Digital Citizenship is how we take care of our devices. Are you doing these regularly with your device?

Tip #2: Why is Digital Citizenship Important? 

Watch this video with your child(ren) to start up a family conversation on why DigCit is important.

Ask students: Watch this video on why DigCit is important.

Tip #3: Addressing Cyberbullying

Want more information on how to address Cyberbullying with your child(ren)? Check out this webpage from Common Sense Media: www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying, and read the article here: www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/bullying-is-everybodys-business

5 Tips about Cyberbullying

Ask students: Should I share an image online?  Have you thought through all of these before posting online.

When you are online can you tell if it is ‘legit’ information?

Tip #4: Understanding Media Literacy

With so much media and information coming at us through the television, phones, social media, and more, it's more important than ever for kids to understand the basics of media literacy.

K-5 Family Tips

Whenever you see the Common Sense Selection seal, you can trust that the selected movie or show is not only age-appropriate but has the potential to spark family conversations, entertain families of all kinds, and have a positive, lasting impact on society. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/seal

Ask students: When you are online can you tell if it is ‘legit’ information? Take a minute to read through some of the tips on this infographic. 

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Tip #5: Get updates to continue the conversation about Digital Citizenship

Continue the conversations about DigCit with your child at home! Receive email updates, reviews, and recommendations from Common Sense Media. Sign-up with the link below! www.commonsensemedia.org/user/register?destination=homepage

Families, you can receive free text message tips about how to practice healthy media habits at home with your family!

Families, you can receive free text message tips about how to practice healthy media habits at home with your family!

Ask students: Consider all of the lessons you’ve learned in your classes and in life thus far on how to manage your online persona. Check out the video below on best practices on keeping a clean Digital Footprint.

Oversharing and Your Digital Footprint